Dungeness Watershed Action Plan – Open House
The agenda will include a presentation by Forest Service technical specialists on aquatic and forest restoration projects that were proposed last year. Members of the Hood Canal Ranger District and representatives from the collaborative group, including the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, will also share information about the collaborative process and the next steps needed to complete an action plan this year and begin project implementation.
Before and after the formal presentation, participants are invited to view restoration activities and a recreation study area plan on a series of maps that will be provided. “A lot of excellent work has been done to date and we invite continued participation to move ahead with prioritizing projects that will improve aquatic, forest health, and human environments on National Forest System lands,” said Sharon Yeh, Acting Hood Canal District Ranger.
The Dungeness watershed encompasses more than 129,000 acres. Olympic National Forest and other partners have recognized the river drainage as a priority watershed for restoration due to its natural resource values, impacted condition, and current human use. The February 8th event will bring together those who live, work, and recreate in the Dungeness watershed. The community is encouraged to attend to learn more about the watershed and get involved in its future.